Beautiful Girls

Friday, June 30, 2006
6/30/2006 10:18:00 PM
Article submitted by Lixia:

These 2 days have been terribly hectic for me as I had been busy preparing for monday's work as well as running errands for mum. I didn't even have time for my afternoon nap. In fact, as far as I could remember I only managed to take 2 times afternoon nap ever since my final exams ended (2 weeks ago).. =S

And before I knew it off I go into the working world - w/o even a good rest not to say a holiday.. =S

Went to take IC size photo today. I must really thank photoshop as I guess without this photo editing software I doubt I'd look half as good as what was on the photo? =S

According to the owner, he did abit of editing to my pic... =S

In addition, talking about me revamping my wardrobe in the earlier post, this is indeed an expensive thing to do. This is becos' just 4 shirts, 1 skirt & a blazer cost me a freaking 157 bucks?! I almost fainted when the bill came. -_-"

But well, I must say that I really do like my new dressing now. Looks so professional & all. In fact, this is not too far away from what I fantasized myself to be in just 2 years back.

So should I say its an expensive dream come true? Hehe =P

But what makes me my wallet heartache is that after spending so much, I'm still not done yet. I still haven't managed to find a suitable pair of shoes for work yet. Argh~! Help~! =S

Thursday, June 29, 2006
6/29/2006 01:23:00 AM
Article Submitted by Eddy:

Hi everyone...! Haven't been writing for a long time now as I was in Pulau Tekong for the past 3 days, and although there is internet access there but it seems that the connection is abit restricted..

But anyway, the past week was eventful, especially with some squabbles with darling here and there. But nevertheless we managed to celebrate our 10 month anniversary with me giving darling the surprises as she've mentioned in the previous post. =P

As for this week, it's been uneventful. With me staying over in Pulau Tekong as I was lazy to travel everyday for 1.5 hours to the island, and that includes all three modes of transport; MRT, Bus, and Ferry. That tires me alot. Since, I'd gonna have to do that everyday, I decided to stay over in the bunk in Pulau Tekong instead.

Being a temp staff there has its privilleges over the recruits there. This includes going to the new gym by the pool which has slick new weight machines & threadmills, being able to go to SBL Ladang Cafe which has pretty good yummy food with Hainanese owners (of course food from my own dialect group is nice). There is also the legendary yummy roti john from school 2 canteen. Not only that, the specialist lounge has a pool, billard tables and even a movie lounge.

Does this makes it sound that i'm staying in a island resort? Hey, wait a moment, it IS a island resort! =P

Well with all the facilities that come along with it, of course i'm not going to put it to waste. Almost everyday I've been going to that new slick gym and running 5km each time and doing some weights along with it.. =D

And another good news for me today was that darling finally signed her employment contract with a good company as she've wanted as an audit staff. Although I'm glad that she now has a job, but also I'm rather worried on my side that we will spend less time with each other, with her busy work schedule.

But thinking on the positive side, distance makes the heart grow fonder right? =D

I also wish darling the best in her work and study in ACCA which will start next year. And one thing, no excuses for not taking ACCA because of your busy work schedule as this is essential for you to get your CPA! Grrr... =P

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
6/28/2006 10:06:00 PM
Article submitted by Lixia:

A big thank you to all who complimented my new blogskin. I thought that it was a rather suitable skin for our blog, whether it is the theme or the music.. =)

Anyway, I can finally set my heart down. This is because for the past few days I've been feeling nervous & anxious, not even having a good night of sleep. My heart & mind was worrying no end about my job. It got so bad that I think even my hair is starting to drop?! -_-"

It is not so much that I worry about not having a job at the start of next month but rather it is the juggling of many interviews & offers that worries me. I am afaid of settling down for the wrong job.

And furthermore the thought that right before my final paper ends I rejected the job offer of a firm for the sake of a recruitment company makes me all the more demoralise. In fact, after a week I rejected the job & I still do not get news from the job agency I started to regret my decision. I can't believe that I was so dumb & stupid as to listen to the sweet promises of the recruitment agent. This made me feel all the more worse.

Apart from that, the interviews everyday wore me out too. I kept blaming myself that if I hadn't rejected that offer I would have been shaking leg at home waiting to start work next month.

I should have listened to the advice of darling instead of giving hima good dressing down for not supporting my decision. In fact, this period of job hunting has been tough for him too. Cos many a times we quarrelled as he was exasperated that I could be so fickle-minded (that's what he calls me) as to change my mind about accepting a job offer. One moment I could be telling him that I am determined to accept the job offer, the other moment when another seemingly better company calls me for interview I will call to tell him that I want to go for more interviews.

I too don't know what's wrong with me. Probably deep in my heart the greedy me wants the best for myself thus resulting me in taking such risks. Honestly, during this period of 3 months I rejected countless offers that I could ever remember. Some of course I do feel guilty about it as the boss seems rather nice. But deep down inside I know that job is not what I want so I can't possiby make myself accept the job, can I?

But alas (for the moment) the "worse" is finally over.

I've finally settled down.

I've signed the letter of appointment with a company today.

It is only after so long that I finally sign with a company. Should I be saying that the company is lucky to have hired me or should I be saying that I am lucky to have finally found the "right" company? -_-"

But as for now I am excited to start work on Monday. Its gonna be a busy week for me next week...

But one bad thing (as perceived by me) is that I'll have to revamp my cupboard for this job. No longer can I wear open-toe shoes or short sleeve shirt to work. Now its long sleeve & close toe shoes for me Monday to Friday. Its not like as if I look very young for my age or something. Oh gosh, I'm bound to be the most aunt-ish new staff there now. Argh~!

Sunday, June 25, 2006
6/25/2006 11:33:00 PM
Article submitted by Lixia:

Its been a week since I last saw my darling & I was like 1hr late as something cropped up at home. So poor darling, who travelled all the way from his place (Lavender) to where I stay (Punggol) had to hang around till I was done. Poor him. Well, can't really blame him for getting abit irritated when I called him to tell him that I was just leaving the house. =P

He was so sweet as before he came to Cove to meet me, he went to Punggol Plaza to buy my favourite bread. Aiyo, where got guy so sweet to girlfriend de? Well, at least as far as I am concerned this little action of his really touched my heart. =)

Considering the fact that we had a heated quarrel the day before & he is still doing all this for me the next day, this is totally amazing~! =)

I think that although as a couple we still have our own fair share of quarrels, this has very much lessened as compared to the day when we first started out on our relationship. After so many quarrels that I practically lost count, one lesson I learnt was: Don't say more things to antagonise me when I already boiling over the brim. Me being the more short tempered in the relationship definitely can't stand when I am not given my way. Oopz, the spoit side of me... =P

But well, can I say that this is a little priviledge entitiled to girls given by the man who loves them? Who knows, this could be a form of pamper? =D

Anyway after meeting up, we took a bus to take Tampines. Did abit of shopping there & took the chance to use up the Isetan voucher given to me by Daniel & gang as a birthday present 1 year ago.

I finally settled for this bag...

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A great & elegant buy indeed~! Perfect for my work.. =)

As this was an early little celebration for our 10 months together, darling bought a gift for me. Sorry darling, as I am dead broke I didn't manage to get you anything. Haiz, wish I could be like some of my friends who have the money to buy expensive gifts or things that their boyfriends wish for... =S

That's why someimes I think to myself that I may not be such a good girlfriend after all.. =(

Anyway this are the surprises that darling got for me (According to him, he spent a few days hunting & preparing for it)..

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Lots of little surprise for me inside this pretty box.. =)

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A cute tikuz for my new HP...

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Feathered flower that last forever..

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This gift shocked me the most~! =)

This was one of the gifts that he gave me that make me wanna cry. Its not because I don't like it or something like that. Its because the thought that the day before when he told me that he was out shopping by himsef I said many mean things to him. Little did I know that so much effort (& probably even money) was spent to get things that he knew I like or needed.

Thanks darling~! =)

Thursday, June 22, 2006
6/22/2006 08:20:00 AM
Article submitted by Lixia:

Your child is your own flesh & blood.


You never did treasure her.

You treat her like dirt.

You scold her for the slightest thing done.

You treat her like enemy.

You are biased.

You only treat her well when you feel like it.

You say negative things to her seemingly to pull down her confidence.

You never thought that she would ever make it big in her life.

You try all ways & means to make her feel small; never once were you encouraging on your own initiative.

Now that the child is grown up do this more often & the consequences will be dire.

Could this be your own flesh & blood?

Or do you just simply bring her to this world for you to mock at?

If that's the case, why bother bring her to this world?

Why do you even bother to go through the torture of 9 mths pregnancy?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006
6/21/2006 08:22:00 AM
Article submitted by Lixia:

Its been almost a week since I've finished my final year exams & I am still unemployed. Feeling at bit insecure at first, but now at least I feel abit better coz at least when I send out my resumes I've still got a couple of invitations for interview. In fact, this whole week is gonna be a busy day for me as my interview appointments will be packed tightly from Tuesday all the way to Friday. =S

Hopefully I'll be able to get a job by next week so that I can start working by next month. After which I've then got to start planning when to enrol for the course of ACCA. Gosh, ain't my life just so "fulfilling"? =S

Monday, June 19, 2006
6/19/2006 09:05:00 AM
Article submitted by Lixia:

Yippee~! Finally its the end of my final year exams. I can't say that I've finally made it & graduated as the results are not out yet. And I am still keeping my fingers crossed about this.

But in the meantime, I will be looking around for jobs. Actually I've an offer made to me way before my final paper ends. But because I went for an interview in a "large" recruitment agency, I thought I should give myself a chance by letting go of the existing chance I have in wait of what kind of job this agency can find for me. But up till now, its been like one week I've still not heard anything from them. This is despite the agent giving me the impression that she was optimistic about getting me a job.

Could I consider that this agent has merely did a sales talk or is she genuinely serious about what she said?

Have I just shot myself in the foot by making this decision or should I be commended for taking such a risk?

I don't know. All I know now is that I'd better start looking for a job myself, just in case...

Anyway this last weekend (17th & 18th of June) had been a busy one for me. Went on a one-star canoeing course with sis, her friend & Eddy. This course was held at Kallang Sea Sports Club (Kallang River).

That's darling, having gotten 2-stars but still sigh up for the 1-star course just to accompany ME~! =)

That's my sister, pissed off that I took a secret photo of her.. *evil grinz*

2 kinds of footwear that can be worn. Luckily I wore the wet shoes (left) if not I would have been stuck in the mud just like the others... =P

I ain't gonna kayak in this condition, am I? =S

Day one of the course was still manageable....

Except for the part:

1. Hug our own kayak & capsize the kayak

2. While upside down underwater, tap the kayak 3 times

3. Push ourselves out from the kayak

4. Hold the paddle high in the air & scream for "HELP".... =S

Just for this assesment alone I had to do 5 times (one of those who do the most times.. =P). It just freaks me out alot to capsize my own kayak & to be underwater.. =O

Day two of the course was not so tough but it was so tedious. As both me & my sister woke up in the morning feeling like we have been run over by a car numerous times, with ever joint & muscle threatening to break. Argh~! =S

To add on to that, we had to kayak 600m to practice our rescue drill. Oh god, save me.. =S

On the way there, I became from the first of the pack to all the way to the back. Why is this so? Well, simply because not long after I started off I my kayak seem to come to life & started to spin in all directions all except the direction which I want to move towards. This was so demoralising as from where I was I could see the others far far ahead of me. Guess I was really too slow, coz even the instructor who was suppose to be at the back of the pack & no one was suppose to be going behind me didn't wait for me... -_-"

Well, after the 2 days of hard work, I finally manage to get the certificate for this course. Wow, among all my others certificate (not including academic certificates) this could be one of the most tediuos to get.

A photo for memory sake with the instructor (the guy next to me)

Yeah~! Me & my cert... =)

Darling posed with his 2nd one-star cert.. =)

Oh, and of coz we didn't do off without some soveniors...

Suffered bruises on my legs (as indicated by the red circles).. =S

Thursday, June 15, 2006
6/15/2006 09:10:00 PM
Article submitted by Lixia:

Wow, its been really quite awhile since I last blog. Now getting my engine starting to blog can be quite a difficult task. But still, there are certain things that I thought I should pen it down. What happened. And what are my feeling for it all.

One of the most "exciting horrible" thing that happened to me during this period was my handphone being stolen. And guess what? It happened on the first day of my exams~! Now, what kind of good luck is this. So much for all the good luck wished for me before I went to the exam hall. =S

But the wierd thing is that I felt not much pain or anguish. Well, I do feel a little as I've lost not only my handphone (oily & terribly scratched) but also my MP3 player (a 21st b'dae gift from my sister costing 99 bucks). But hmm...I don't seem very normal as I thought I was suppose to be howling my heart out? =S

But me not being upset within the normal limits aside, I would say that that thief is so damn mean. Why? Why of all bags, it has to be mine? And apparently, mine & my friend's bag were the only 2 that got stolen for that exam. Gosh, what kind of luck I am having.... =(

Well..but I shoud say that its blessing in disguise coz I was just thinking about changing my old phone once I start working (which is after my exams ends). So well, should I be thanking that wretched & cursed thief for stealing the phone for ME? Haha...

But what upsets me is the lost contacts in my handphone. Guess I'll have a hard time rebuilding my contacts just like before.. =(

Anyway, presenting the before & after.. =P

Before: Samsung X460C

After: Sony Ericsson K750i

A very cool phone which I liked very much. And most importantly instead of paying 400+ bucks for it I only paid a freaking 298 bucks for it (ignoring the fact that a week before I bought the phone I could have paid only 288 bucks for it.. =S). This is all thanks to daring, who extended his expiring 2 years contract.. =)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006
6/13/2006 10:21:00 PM
Article submitted by Eddy:

Its been some time since I've blogged so here I am. Once more blogging again on this quiet blog... =D

Here are the highlights of the past week or so:

June 6
Finished my Basic Military Training for 7 weeks since 21st April, and I've graduated from it. Had a graduation ceremony but was short with some nice finger food along with it...

Stayed in the bunk for the rest of the day, helping up in some stock taking and cleaning up our bunks for the June 9 intake into our company. Booked out of Pulau Tekong Basic Military Training Centre at 8.30pm for our ferry towards Mainland Singapore.

Some of the photos taken with my bunk mates:

Raven Company Platoon 1!

My Bunk mate, KC. More Commonly address as "long bean" cos he's tall!

My bunk, Raven Coy, Platoon 1, Section 4.

Rest of the week:
Meeting up with Darlingz for food, movie, and some shopping along the way. And of course eating our favorite chicken wing at East Coast and Nasi Lemak from Changi Village! Always in search of the yummy fooooooooood in Singapore! =P~~~

Pretty girl at East Coast Lagoon!

Also went to Yishun ClubFitt gymnasium for workout on the threadmill, and weight machines around for the past week. This is to train up my poor saggy muscles that have been deprived of some workout the past few weeks. I clocked my best timing on the threadmill for 2.4k m yesterday (12 June) at 12minutes 20 seconds. Well although this is not good enough but i'm glad at least this meets the pass requirement! Have to train more on my running and pull ups!

Thanks to my darlingz encouragement that i've improved! =D

11 June
It was a fun and memorable day for me as it was the gathering with my primary school mates from Boon Keng Primary School! Well we met up at City Hall MRT at 2pm and walked to Marina Square Food Loft for our lunch.

We then went to Kbox Marina Square to sing our hearts out there. It was sooo much fun there. Buffet dinner was included, which made $25.50 all much worth it! =)

Also there I met with my primary school best buddies, Kiat Beng and Abeely. Of course we all had some good time talking together and singing!

Of course, here are the photos !

Boon Keng Primary School , class of '98!

My primary school best buddy: Kiat Beng(L), Abeely(R)

The whole group of us at Kbox Marina Square...!

Another of the group photo of BKPS gathering 11 June 06!

During Monday and Tuesday (12 & 13June), my Darlingz had her final year examinations for her degree and during this two days I could see the significant stress on her. Well at least today her examinations are over, and I could see a very heavy load taken off her now. =)

Now she has to concentrate on one single thing: packing up all her things to move into her new house in Punggol!After her last paper I brought her for food at Prima Taste Kitchen. I personally rate the place 6.5 out of 10.

Darling with yummy chicken rice!!

Top View - Yummy Chicken rice!

Black Pepper Rice with popiah and fried you tiao! Yummy... !